Lectionary Selection: John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39
Prayers for the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
“Breathe on me, Breadth of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love the way you love, and do what you would do”. (Edwin Hatch, 1878)
Lord, thank you for pouring out your spirit on all who receive it, all over this world. The Holy Spirit is a gift from you sent to help, comfort and guide your church in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We thank you for the freedom that accompanies your Spirit, and for the Spirit of Christ that dwells within us. Holy Spirit, continue to empower our mission of witness and service to all people, to truly exhibit the fruits of the Spirit. And may the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of us. In the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit…Amen!
Margaret (Peg) Ann Lott MuenstermannRead more
“But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys
that drinks rain from heaven.” (Deuteronomy 11:11)
In the Deuteronomy quote above Moses is describing the Promised Land to the Israelites but the picture he paints easily conjures up Lesotho for me. The mountain areas of the country generally receive more rainfall than the lowlands and often glisten in the sunlight from a recent shower, snowfall or simply moisture seeping out of the ground. I always enjoy being up in the mountains and have been spending more time there thanks to the classroom construction project at Mafa Secondary School. The scenic mountains and valleys you pass through are beautiful at any time of the year. However, if you are the one driving, you have to be very cautious, especially around the curves, as encounters with domestic animals are almost guaranteed as the shepherds move their flocks and herds from place to place.Read more
Dear Members of the wider All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) family.
We write to inform you about the death of the Very Rev. Dr. John Gachungo Gatu who was promoted to the higher glory on 11th May 2017 at 5:20pm.Read more
PROCMURA leads seminar in Kenya on countering radicalization and violent extremismRead more
Youth Empowerment Project for Peace-building
Zimbabwe Council of Christian Churches
Betsy Iden Bowen Hobgood
June 5, 1929 – April 20, 2017
Lectionary Selection: Luke 24:13-35
Prayers for Lesotho:
Today we lift up in prayer the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA). We give thanks for their efforts in working for peace and reconciliation to bridge the political divisions within the country. We give thanks for the success of their annual Synod meeting and pray that your blessing will be upon the newly-elected Executive Committee and Moderator who will lead the church for the next four years. May your love, the power of the risen Christ and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit be with them as they shepherd your people. We join ourselves in spirit with the LECSA as together we walk by faith with Jesus on the roads and paths that open to us. May we follow wherever you lead us. Open our eyes to the reality of your presence and the power and truth of your Word. May the Good News burn in our hearts so that we, like those on the road to Emmaus, never hesitate to proclaim, “The Lord has risen!”
We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Through the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine we are joining together across countries, languages and traditions to respond to the global hunger crisis in our churches, in our prayers and through our actions. You can join with churches worldwide on May 21, 2017 to pray for an end to famine.
Christ has Risen!
This period between Easter and the Ascension is one of the most significant times in the church calendar. It is a period of 40 days after his resurrection, when Jesus lived among the people, continuing his ministry, restoring and nourishing hope and giving life with dignity. It is also a period, when, as people of faith, we are obliged to turn our attention, prayerfully and with dedication, to the most crying needs in our society.Read more